Is Autism a Learning Disability?


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Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by _____.

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1. True or false: Autism is classified as a learning disability.

2. Greg has trouble interpreting social cues from his fellow classmates. He often tries to join in on their basketball games at recess, but ends up just pushing the other boys over. Greg is sad that he continues to try to play basketball, but he keeps doing something wrong. He just doesn't know how to express himself. Greg most likely has _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Autism affects students in many different ways, and this quiz/worksheet combo can help you gauge your knowledge of these effects in a quick manner.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these resources is to analyze your knowledge of the following topics:

  • Autism's classification
  • Autism spectrum disorder's characteristics
  • The meaning of the word 'spectrum'
  • A characteristic of autistic individuals
  • Types of learning disabilities

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about whether autism is classified as a learning disability
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the meaning of 'spectrum' and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a characteristic of an autistic individual

Additional Learning

The lesson called Is Autism a Learning Disability? can be used to learn more about these disorders. Other topics you can go over in greater detail include:

  • What ASD is
  • The categorization of autism
  • NVLD and Asberger syndrome